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Crime rate in Salt Lake City, Utah (UT): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Salt Lake City, UT compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Salt Lake City, UT

The 2022 crime rate in Salt Lake City, UT is 652 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 2.6 times higher than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 98.6% U.S. cities. The 2022 Salt Lake City crime rate fell by 2% compared to 2021. The number of homicides stood at 13 - a decrease of 3 compared to 2021. In the last 5 years Salt Lake City has seen increasing violent crime and increasing property crime.
See how dangerous Salt Lake City, UT is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Salt Lake City:

651.9
South Salt Lake:

147.7
North Salt Lake:

147.6
Murray:

366.0
Taylorsville:

197.2
Woods Cross:

124.9
Bountiful:

108.3
West Bountiful:

185.1
Cottonwood Heights:

133.2
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Salt Lake City by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
3
(1.7)
8
(4.3)
7
(3.7)
8
(4.2)
7
(3.7)
7
(3.6)
8
(4.2)
12
(6.2)
8
(4.1)
13
(6.4)
11
(5.4)
17
(8.4)
16
(7.8)
13
(6.5)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
103
(57.0)
147
(78.8)
128
(67.4)
123
(63.9)
213
(112.0)
223
(115.9)
297
(154.7)
267
(137.7)
352
(180.5)
255
(125.8)
250
(123.5)
287
(141.9)
328
(159.3)
380
(188.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
411
(227.4)
359
(192.6)
342
(180.0)
317
(164.7)
421
(221.3)
449
(233.4)
470
(244.8)
494
(254.7)
508
(260.6)
412
(203.3)
405
(200.1)
487
(240.9)
442
(214.6)
413
(205.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
767
(424.4)
780
(418.4)
753
(396.2)
854
(443.7)
846
(444.7)
773
(401.8)
874
(455.2)
1,011
(521.4)
867
(444.7)
811
(400.2)
793
(391.7)
1,087
(537.6)
1,223
(593.9)
1,164
(578.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
2,174
(1,203)
2,182
(1,170)
1,669
(878.2)
1,830
(950.8)
2,084
(1,095)
1,729
(898.8)
2,044
(1,065)
1,802
(929.3)
1,891
(969.9)
1,607
(793.1)
1,291
(637.8)
1,549
(766.1)
1,639
(795.9)
1,316
(653.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
10,894
(6,028)
10,181
(5,461)
9,710
(5,110)
11,224
(5,832)
11,474
(6,031)
12,756
(6,631)
13,713
(7,142)
12,774
(6,587)
11,953
(6,131)
9,460
(4,669)
8,938
(4,415)
11,152
(5,516)
10,346
(5,024)
9,887
(4,910)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1,444
(799.0)
1,493
(800.8)
1,493
(785.6)
1,708
(887.4)
1,893
(995.0)
1,791
(931.0)
2,204
(1,148)
1,927
(993.7)
1,891
(969.9)
1,492
(736.3)
1,261
(622.9)
2,199
(1,088)
2,121
(1,030)
1,731
(859.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
55
(30.4)
52
(27.9)
38
(20.0)
39
(20.3)
34
(17.9)
101
(52.5)
36
(18.8)
39
(20.1)
28
(14.4)
32
(15.8)
30
(14.8)
68
(33.6)
64
(31.1)
65
(32.3)
City-Data.com crime index591.3577.5523.2568.4649.8653.0748.6711.3710.5555.7519.1671.4665.2651.9

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of Utah and other state lists, there were 975 registered sex offenders living in Salt Lake City, Utah as of April 20, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Salt Lake City is 199 to 1.


When are crimes committed in Salt Lake City, UT?

Violent crime rate in 2022
Salt Lake City:

593.2
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2021
Salt Lake City:

579.1
U.S. Average:

224.8

Violent crime rate in 2020
Salt Lake City:

548.0
U.S. Average:

228.2

Violent crime rate in 2019
Salt Lake City:

430.3
U.S. Average:

219.9

Violent crime rate in 2018
Salt Lake City:

440.5
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Salt Lake City:

541.4
U.S. Average:

226.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Salt Lake City:

538.1
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Salt Lake City:

513.0
U.S. Average:

219.3

Violent crime rate in 2014
Salt Lake City:

440.8
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
Salt Lake City:

452.3
U.S. Average:

214.2

Violent crime rate in 2012
Salt Lake City:

376.4
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
Salt Lake City:

362.8
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Salt Lake City:

392.9
U.S. Average:

195.7

Violent crime rate in 2009
Salt Lake City:

386.2
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
Salt Lake City:

425.5
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
Salt Lake City:

320.7
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
Salt Lake City:

302.4
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
Salt Lake City:

260.6
U.S. Average:

227.0

Property crime rate in 2022
Salt Lake City:

505.1
U.S. Average:

166.5

Property crime rate in 2021
Salt Lake City:

564.9
U.S. Average:

157.8

Property crime rate in 2020
Salt Lake City:

592.1
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
Salt Lake City:

441.8
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
Salt Lake City:

502.5
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Salt Lake City:

646.0
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Salt Lake City:

664.3
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Salt Lake City:

742.2
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Salt Lake City:

651.0
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Salt Lake City:

669.9
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Salt Lake City:

614.9
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Salt Lake City:

549.0
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Salt Lake City:

627.2
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Salt Lake City:

661.8
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Salt Lake City:

720.9
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Salt Lake City:

487.6
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Salt Lake City:

490.1
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Salt Lake City:

496.0
U.S. Average:

322.3
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 627 (490 officers - 440 male; 50 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.38
Utah average:

1.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 644 (523 officers - 468 male; 55 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.59
Utah average:

1.66

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 647 (503 officers - 458 male; 45 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.48
Utah average:

1.68

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 583 (474 officers - 432 male; 42 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.34
Utah average:

1.65

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 562 (450 officers - 415 male; 35 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.31
Utah average:

1.62

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 542 (435 officers - 402 male; 33 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.24
Utah average:

1.61

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 530 (433 officers - 397 male; 36 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.26
Utah average:

1.63

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 521 (428 officers - 390 male; 38 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.22
Utah average:

1.66

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 583 (425 officers - 385 male; 40 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.21
Utah average:

1.73

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 558 (414 officers - 374 male; 40 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.18
Utah average:

1.71

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 579 (426 officers - 382 male; 44 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.28
Utah average:

1.76

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 584 (427 officers - 381 male; 46 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.36
Utah average:

1.72

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 580 (427 officers - 379 male; 48 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.37
Utah average:

1.72

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 575 (425 officers - 381 male; 44 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.38
Utah average:

1.75

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 598 (401 officers - 361 male; 40 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.18
Utah average:

1.76

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 564 (409 officers - 363 male; 46 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.22
Utah average:

1.88

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 554 (398 officers - 358 male; 40 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.18
Utah average:

1.91

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 559 (403 officers - 359 male; 44 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.19
Utah average:

1.99

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Salt Lake City, UT
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 84101, 84102, 84103, 84104, 84105, 84111, 84112, 84113, 84115, 84116, 84119, 84128, 84144, 84180.